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cannondale
09-15-2005, 09:43 PM
I was looking for a project and stumbled across this http://www.xs4all.nl/~hkuijer/sidestand.htm

I know nothing about BMW's other than i want one :) So, dont have any idea of the accuracy behind this. But, Looks like it would be a simple yet usefull modification.

Roy

Tourmeister
09-16-2005, 01:43 AM
Interesting. MY GS will start and run with the stand down if you are in nuetral. I do it all the time :shrug:

cannondale
09-16-2005, 06:55 AM
Interesting. MY GS will start and run with the stand down if you are in nuetral. I do it all the time :shrug:

Kinda what i was wondering as far as the "accuracy" of this.....Anyway, sitting at home waiting for the police, someone tried to steal bike last night :mad:

Gilk51
09-16-2005, 07:05 AM
Kinda what i was wondering as far as the "accuracy" of this.....Anyway, sitting at home waiting for the police, someone tried to steal bike last night :mad:
Yuk, Roy. Sounds like the weren't successful - was there any damage?

cannondale
09-16-2005, 07:57 AM
They destroyed the lock cylinder Chuck, and gashed the @@@@ out of the triple clamp(if thats what its called). Coulda been a lot worse, but im setting here wondering if i should go to work or wait for the crooks down the road to open. Im half tempted to keep on beating on the cylinder till get it to break loose. But concerned about doing more damage. I know in my world (cars) a damaged lock cylinder housing can run into big bucks. On my way right now to ron ayers website to look at a parts break down on cylinder.
On a side note. THIS SUX!!!!! Bad part is if i would have just put the cover on her this may not have happened. But, so goes life... On the bright side, in a mere few months she will be sitting in an insulated (still contemplating A/C and Heat) garage. :D
Sorry if this post is all over the place, but im a little torqued at the moment.

dennis
09-18-2005, 03:29 PM
BMW boxers start and run on the side stand (in neutral) without danger of oil pressure loss. The oil pickup is sitting in about 3.5 quarts of oil near the bottom of the sump. Unless your engine is dangerously low on oil, you'll have no difficulties running your boxer on the side stand.